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Local Influencer Spotlight: @BurgerBoi_Boise - Exploring Boise, One Burger at a Time

Last updated September 01, 2022 by Mariah Hebbeln

We all have that go-to menu item we love to get when we’re eating out. For some, it’s BLT’s or Tennessee hot chicken, but for one Idaho man, it’s burgers. D.J. Lyttle, or as many more know him, @BurgerBoi_Boise on Instagram and Facebook, has committed an entire page to tasting burgers around the Treasure Valley.

Like many of us, BurgerBoi found himself with time to kill when much of the world came to a halt with COVID. In those early days, he took the opportunity to spend some quality time on hobbies and exploring a food he had enjoyed his whole life: the hamburger.

Bringing together his love of cooking, a desire to use nothing but mostly local ingredients, and some serious foodie creativity, BurgerBoi began posting about the burgers he had been cooking in his downtime.

In addition to showing off how to craft with local products, BurgerBoi wanted to help give needed support to Treasure Valley burger joints.

For the Most Important Meal of the Day - Serving It Up BurgerBoi’s Way!

Over two years later, BurgerBoi has grown his hobby into a following. And you might be wondering: which burger is best? To that, he says, “it’s all about your taste!” His page invites you to taste along with him, find new restaurants, or a local rancher with great beef products. Most of all, BurgerBoi likes to remind his followers to seek the burger they love and to support local as often as possible.

So if you’re looking for a recommendation, these are the burgers and restaurants BurgerBoi suggests checking out!

Smiling and holding a burger

Photo from BurgerBoi


  • Hamburger Connection - Caldwell
    • If you’re from Caldwell, you know.
    • It’s worth the drive!
  • Big Bun Drive-In Boise
  • Golden Wheel Drive-In - Boise
  • Fanci Freeze Burgers and Shakes - Boise

Burger Joints:

  • Big Juds - Boise & Meridian
  • Main Street Burger - Meridian
  • Burger N Brew - Boise
    • Pastrami Burger

Brew Pub

  • Saint Lawrence Gridiron - Boise
  • Grants Neighborhood Grill - Meridian
  • The Refuge Restaurant & Lounge - Boise
    • Me, me, Ruben burger
  • Crave Kitchen & Bar - Eagle
    • The Crave Burger

Food Trucks

  • Off the Grid-L - Usually at The Switchback Food Truck Park in Boise
  • Queen’s Trailer - Payette Brewing in Boise

A Catagory All Their Own

  • Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria - Eagle
  • Hit List - Garden City
  • Madre’s Burger Pop-up (when you can find it) - Boise
    • If you see it, GO!
  • Sid's Garage - Boise and Meridian at The Village
  • Sofia’s Greek Bistro - Garden City

Sweet Dreams Are Made of Beef

According to BurgerBoi, the list could go on and on! As often as possible, he is out trying Treasure Valley burger joints or testing Idaho beef in his home test kitchen. If you’ve got a burger you adore and want to share that love, reach out to him! BurgerBoi welcomes collaborations from local businesses and is passionate about “talking shop” with fellow patty enthusiasts. See what’s he’s got cookin’ at these channels.

Holding a burger
A burger on a table

Photos from BurgerBoi



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